Update #2 – Rebecca Bryn

Last year, I revisited all my published titles and edited them. . . It took several months but was worth doing, and I enjoyed reconnecting with my characters. Continue reading Update #2 – Rebecca Bryn

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!

That’s what makes a great writer, according to Rebecca Bryn and she should know, being one of the greatest. Her work deserves much wider recognition. “For Their Country’s Good” would make a TV series to rival “Poldark” and “The Dandelion Clock”, which I had the privilege of reading pre-publication, has echoes of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse”. Writing that comes from the heart, with deep emotional overtones and well developed characters, will always captivate me as a reader. Ms. Bryn does that brilliantly. via It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Continue reading It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!

Writers and Readers don’t always Understand Each Other

This post from Rebecca Bryn resonated with me because I recently received a couple of critical reviews of Strongbow’s Wife. In one case the writer of the review kindly e-mailed me pointing out a couple of minor period details that I got wrong. The other claimed to have had his faith in the book destroyed by the appearance of a minor  character who aspired to write ‘poetry in the Greek fashion’. Impossible in Medieval Britain according to my critic. Trouble is he was a real person who did indeed write epic poetry emulating Homer. Rebecca is definitely one of my … Continue reading Writers and Readers don’t always Understand Each Other

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Scary Anthology UPDATE: The Box Under The Bed

Be warned, there’s lot’s of hyperbole in this colourful sales pitch about the anthology that includes my tale about a real ship called Francis Spaight. However, if all the marketing effort around The Box Under The Bed results in sales – and more people noticing my other books – who am I to complain? Source: BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Scary Anthology UPDATE: The Box Under The Bed Continue reading BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Scary Anthology UPDATE: The Box Under The Bed